Dortmund bomb explosion
Last night’s game between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco was postponed due to an explosion just a few kilometres away from the stadium.
The two teams were due to play the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Dortmund tonight, but the game was postponed until tonight due to this unforeseen and shocking event.
The bus carrying the Dortmund team to the stadium was caught up in the explosion, leaving one person injured: Marc Bartra.
Police are currently investigating the situation, and a 25-year-old Iraqi has been detained.
Tuchel wanted more time
So, the game was played tonight, and Dortmund lost 2-3.
Watching the game, it was obviously hard to gauge just how much the incident had affected the Dortmund players, and to what extent it was affecting their performance.
But now that we’ve heard from some Dortmund players and staff post-match, it really seems like the game shouldn’t have been played tonight.
Speaking to the media afterwards, Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel said that it was too soon to get over the commotion, and that they would have ideally liked to have had more time to digest the incident, rather than playing 24 hours later.
"We wanted to have more time to deal with it"
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) April 12, 2017